David Gardner


David Gardner has lived in Greenwich for 15 years. He serves as a primary school governor and Chair of Governors at the John Roan School, where he’s led the transformation of the school to become the best-performing non-denominational school in Greenwich. He is an active local campaigner, having fought hard for a Woolwich station on Crossrail, been closely involved in securing the Blackheath-Greenwich bus link and led the way in ensuring Mycenae House is refurbished and secured for the future for local people.

David is keen to support local business, and shops every week at the Blackheath Standard.

He is Treasurer of the Charlton Society and a Friend of Greenwich Park. David was a councillor for the neighbouring Kidbrooke with Hornfair ward from 2002-06, where, as a Cabinet member he played a leading role in improving the council’s overall performance and supporting the local voluntary sector.  He has served on the board of two local housing associations and on the Safer Neighbourhood policing team panel.

Professionally, David is Director of Public Policy at KPMG and an economist by training.  Before working for KPMG, he held a number of posts for the Labour Party. In a number of different roles he has promoted more effective government. He has promoted local government as the human face for all public services and as community leaders promoting the social, economic and environmental well-being of our citizens and neighbourhoods. David is married with three teenage daughters and is a regular runner, swimmer and cyclist.

If elected as a Councillor, David will particularly campaign for improvements to local schools and the environment.
David can be contacted on 020 8856 7488 or by emailing david.l.gardner@hotmail.co.uk

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